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Day 7: “Forty days more and Nineveh shall be destroyed”

Jonah 3:1-10

Who will destroy Nineveh in forty days? The temptation is to think that the Lord will destroy Nineveh if it does not repent. Nineveh is already walking along the path of destruction through its evil deeds. Sin is the medium through which the evil one destroys us. Every sin committed presents us with a bill that we must pay. This bill makes us residents in a valley of sadness, of shame, of hopelessness, of confusion, of boredom and of pain. But we have a lot of say in the matter. We can choose to stop sinning. This is the only way we can stop the journey towards our own destruction. If we do not stop sinning we will destroy ourselves. The people of Nineveh heard Jonah’s caution and message and they stopped their evil ways.

Today, the Lord Himself calls us to stop our sinful ways. He calls us to live a life of righteousness and truth and love.

The wages of sin is always death. Sin brings death to every human life and heart. Sin gives us a front row seat as we helplessly watch the best part of our lives die slowly. How much sin can our heart take before death happens to us?

May God give us the grace to stop living a life of sin and embrace a life of holiness and love. May God bless you all.

Author: Peter Chidolue, S.J.

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